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    Alaska Iditarod Dog Sled Racing - Alaska Adventures
    - March Super Sporting Event
    - 16-Dog Team Sled Race
    - 1161 Miles : Anchorage to Nome
    - Start: 1st Saturday in March
    - Tougest Race On Earth
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    Alaska Iditarod Race Tour
    Extreme Deep Snow Adventure

    The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race is an annual sled dog team race across Alaska, U.S. Mushers and their teams of typically 16 dogs cover 1,161 miles (1,868 km) in nine to fifteen days from Willow (near Anchorage) to Nome on the western coast.

    In the winter of 1925, a diphtheria epidemic raged among Inuit in the Nome area. Fierce territory-wide blizzard conditions prevented delivery of a life-saving serum by airplane from Anchorage. A relay of dog sled teams was organized to deliver the serum. The annual Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race commemorates this historic event.

    The race begins on the first Saturday in March. The Iditarod began in 1973 as an event to test the best sled dog mushers and teams but evolved into today's highly competitive race. The current fastest winning time record was set in 2002 by Martin Buser with a time of 8 days, 22 hours, 47 minutes, and 2 seconds.

    The race is the most popular sporting event in Alaska, and the top mushers and their teams of dogs are local celebrities; this popularity is credited with the resurgence of recreational mushing in the state since the 1970s. While the yearly field of more than fifty mushers and about a thousand dogs is still largely Alaskan, competitors from fourteen countries have completed the event.

    Teams frequently race through blizzards causing whiteout conditions, sub-zero temperatures and gale-force winds which can cause the wind chill to reach -100 °F. A ceremonial start occurs in the city of Anchorage and is followed by the official restart in Willow, a city in the south central region of the state.

    The trail runs from Willow up the Rainy Pass of the Alaska Range into the sparsely populated interior, and then along the shore of the Bering Sea, finally reaching Nome in western Alaska. The trail is through a harsh landscape of tundra and spruce forests, over hills and mountain passes, and across rivers. The official finish line is the Red "Fox" Olson Trail Monument, more commonly known as the "burled arch", in Nome.

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Best Western Kodiak Inn - overlooks the beautiful St. Paul Harbor.
Anchorage Marriott Downtown - the only full-service, luxury hotel in Anchorage where Guestrooms have oversized picture windows that frame striking views of downtown Anchorage, city Parkstrip, the Chugach Mountain Range & Cook Inlet.
Anchorage Hilton Downtown - The hotel guest rooms have magnificent views of the Chugach Mountain Range, Cook Inlet or sweeping Anchorage vistas.
Historic Anchorage Hotel - the hotel is an elegantly restored and generously appointed property offering the most modern amenities
Sheraton Anchorage Hotel & Spa' - Located within walking distance of Anchorage’s many attractions—businesses, restaurants, and shopping—this prominent landmark is an ideal base for exploring the city.
The Hotel Captain Cook - Since 1965, the Hotel Captain Cook has defined luxury in Alaska by offering a level of elegance and comfort unparalleled across the state.
Eagle River Microtel Inn - Hotel in Palmer Alaska, offers downtown lodging, restaurant, lounge, conference, and banquet facilities.
Anchorage Marriott Downtown - the only full-service, luxury hotel in Anchorage where Guestrooms have oversized picture windows that frame striking views of downtown Anchorage, city Parkstrip, the Chugach Mountain Range & Cook Inlet.
Anchorage Hilton Downtown - The hotel guest rooms have magnificent views of the Chugach Mountain Range, Cook Inlet or sweeping Anchorage vistas.
Historic Anchorage Hotel - the hotel is an elegantly restored and generously appointed property offering the most modern amenities
Howard Johnson Plaza Anchorage - 246 Room Full Service Hotel Centrally located downtown Anchorage
Inlet Tower and Suites - located near the Alaska Center for the performing arts, the Egan convention center, and the Tony Knowles coastal trail.
Ramada Anchorage Downtown - located in the heart of downtown Anchorage minutes away from shopping and restaurants.
Comfort Inn Ship Creek - Located in downtown Anchorage. Shopping, museums and restaurants nearby.



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